Novomatic Serengeti Heat Slot Review and Free Play

Serengeti Heat: Demo

Novomatic is inviting online casino players on an African adventure courtesy of its Serengeti Heat slot. Played with a 5 reel, win all ways game engine, this safari-themed video slot comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 96 free spins. Join the hunt from between 50p and £50 per spin.

The set up in Serengeti Heat is a little unusual for a Novomatic game – instead of the classic 5 reel, 3 row machine commonly found in video slots from this developer, you’ll find a 3x4x5x4x3 set. Winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels.

If the set-up is a bit different, the visuals here are reassuringly familiar and typical Novomatic – the sun-kissed African grasslands form the backdrop to the reels which include a selection of playing card and wild animal symbols. Joining the zebra and giraffe is the lion which is the top paying standard symbol – 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination award 1, 3 or 20 times your total stake.

Substituting for all other symbols bar the scatter and bonus is the tree which is the wild – like the rest of the symbols, it can land fully stacked and fill multiple reels.

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the tribal shield scatter and you’ll pocket 2, 10 or 50 times your total bet. Unusually, the scatter doesn’t trigger the feature. For that, you’ll need to land 5 of the lion eyes bonus symbol from left to right on the same spin. You’ll then trigger the Free Games feature and receive 8 free spins. For every 5-symbol combination created, a further 8 free spins are awarded. The unusual layout means it’s possible to land 96 free spins from a single spin.

We’re in classic Novomatic territory in Serengeti Heat – the imagery is solid enough but doesn’t stand out compared to the shiny efforts we find from some developers. The soundtrack has an African flavour which is a nice addition though.

The range of features isn’t especially wide either but the win all ways pays keep the base game action bobbing along at a decent pace. The free spins can deliver too. If you’re a lover of all things Novomatic (and there are plenty who are), then Serengeti Heat ticks all the usual boxes and is well worth a closer look. I also recommend you try African Simba by Novomatic which has a similar theme.

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